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Speeding Results in Tennessee Traffic Accident

By John Whitfield  Dec. 30, 2011 3:43p

As reported by WMC-TV report, a 14-year-old Bolton High School student died in an auto accident in Arlington, Tennessee last November due to the negligent driving behavior of the implicated motorist. The driver of the vehicle that killed the student was reported to be speeding, which resulted in a loss of control and the succeeding crash. According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office crash report, the traffic accident resulted in not only the death of the student but in injuries to 3 other passengers as well.

Such an incident illustrates the tragic consequences that can occur when a driver fails to obey traffic laws, putting himself and others at risk. Speeding can be viewed as a form of negligence; those injured by such actions have a legal right to financial compensation for damages connected with the injuries they sustain.

According to the research done by the U.S. Department of Transportation, speeding increases the risk of being involved in an automobile accident. The likelihood of injury increases exponentially with speeds exceeding the posted limit. Such injuries range from whiplash to broken bones, head trauma, loss of limbs, internal organ damage, and brain and spinal cord injuries.

Have you been injured in a Chattanooga auto accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic collision due to another's negligence, whether such negligence occurred in the form of speeding, drunk driving, driving while texting or engaging in some other distracted driving behavior, you should discuss your situation with a knowledgeable and skilled Chattanooga personal injury attorney. Find out what needs to be done to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for all the damages you have incurred, such as past and future medical expenses, property damage to your vehicle, loss of wages or earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In the face of such a confusing and often physically devastating incident, you should have the benefit of a legal professional who knows how to fight for your interests against insurance companies who are often interested only in their bottom line.

At The Law Offices of John Whitfield, you will find a legal team with over 45 years of combined experience that can be utilized on your behalf. The firm offers a free consultation with a Chattanooga car accident attorney who can advise you based on the specifics of your auto accident case.

Contact a Chattanooga car accident lawyer at the firm if you have been injured in a traffic accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another today.

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